Kaag after meeting Tripoli Mufti: Clinching security linked to meeting social needs

FEBRUARY 3, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, on Tuesday visited the Mufti of Tripoli and the North, Sheikh Malek Chaar, with whom she discussed the condition of development and the UN related projects.

“We discussed matters relevant to unemployment and poverty, in addition to the impact of the Syrian crisis on the situation in northern Lebanon in terms of security complications and the possibility of the infiltration of terrorist groups,” the envoy indicated following the meeting.

“I must praise the role assumed by the political leaders in Lebanon and their commitment to following up on the social and economic plans,” she said.

“It is clear that clinching security and stability is translated through meeting the social needs on the ground,” she stressed.

“We are all looking forward to creating more job opportunities through the developmental projects in the nearest time possible. This requires decisions by the Lebanese government and follow-up by the concerned authorities in the North,” she added.

“The United Nations is here and it is following up on the situation in Tripoli and the North, especially in terms of providing job opportunities,” she concluded.

Kaag later visited the North Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

She also visited the Development Center affiliated with the UN.